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Calavera "Clerical"

Jose Guadelupe Posada

Arts of the Americas

José Guadalupe Posada’s prints depicting calaveras (skeletons) are similar to ones that Kahlo and Rivera collected. Posada’s satirical images lampooned President Porfirio Díaz and those around him, and influenced many post-Revolutionary artists.

Los grabados de calaveras de José Guadalupe Posada son similares a los que Kahlo y Rivera coleccionaban. Las imágenes satíricas de Posada parodiaban al presidente Porfirio Díaz y sus allegados, e influyeron sobre muchos artistas posrevolucionarios.
MEDIUM Relief engraving on wove paper
DIMENSIONS 2 15/16 × 3 3/8 in. (7.5 × 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS "10" inscribed in graphite on upper right corner of recto
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Gift of Wilfred P. Cohen
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Jose Guadelupe Posada (Mexican, 1852-1913). Calavera "Clerical." . Relief engraving on wove paper , 2 15/16 × 3 3/8 in. (7.5 × 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wilfred P. Cohen, 66.132.9 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.66.132.9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.66.132.9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Jose Guadelupe Posada (Mexican, 1852-1913). <em>Calavera "Clerical."</em> . Relief engraving on wove paper
, 2 15/16 × 3 3/8 in. (7.5 × 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wilfred P. Cohen, 66.132.9 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.66.132.9.jpg)